Otto Fuchs eyes aluminum drill pipe market

May 08, 2013 | 11:12 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Otto Fuchs, aluminum drill pipe, Offshore Technology Conference, pipe, tube, TPS Technitube Röhrenwerke, TPS, Bernd Velten Thorsten Schier

HOUSTON — German forging, extrusion and ring rolling company Otto Fuchs KG is partnering with TPS Technitube Röhrenwerke GmbH (TPS) to enter the aluminum drill pipe market. 

“Based on some very special extrusion technologies, Otto Fuchs is able to produce high-strength seamless tubes with very special dimensional features, which enable us—together with our partner company, Technitube—to produce aluminum drill pipes,” Bernd Velten, head of technical sales and marketing at Otto Fuchs, told AMM on the sidelines of this week’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. ....

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